Saturday, April 6, 2013

Picture This! Navajo Pictorial Textiles

The Heard Museum's collection of Navajo pictorial textiles runs rich and deep, and selections from its holdings are showcased in a current exhibition entitled Picture This! Navajo Pictorial Textiles. Many Navajo weavers draw on important imagery from traditional culture, while others work in a popular folk-art style that infuses images from the modern world into a distinctively Navajo perspective.Textiles by the family of Louise Y. Nez, one of the leading families of Navajo pictorial weavers, will be featured in this exhibit. In addition to those by Nez, weavings from her daughters Florence Nez RiggsLaVerne Nez Greyeyes, and Jane Hyden will be displayed. Also included in Picture This! are several examples from the fantastic gift of Navajo weavings donated to the Heard in memory of Dr. Doren Indritz of Scottsdale.

Jane Hyden, The First Shoe Game, 2008

Sadie B. Begay, Jonah and the Whale, 1995

Information and images courtesy of The Heard Museum

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